I’m always on the market for makeup with real deal, all day long, no muss/fuss/budging staying power.
Why? Because my skin seems to absorb everything that touches it. No matter what I use, it doesn’t hang around for long.
Even skin tone is at the top of my makeup agenda, so naturally, it’s extremely frustrating to get home at the end of the day with uneven skin.
One night, perusing the makeup aisle at Walgreens while I waited for a prescription to be filled, I noticed Maybelline SuperStay 24HR Makeup (foundation).
Twenty-four hours?! Doubtful, I thought, but for less than $10, I had to give it a try.
How long does it really last?
I compared my results to the claims on the label: does it withstand heat, sweat and humidity? Yes, yes and yes. How about non-transferable? I think so, another yes.
Even though it doesn’t last a full 24 hours (didn’t expect it to), I have to say, SuperStay 24HR passed my test.
And I’m amazed! This stuff did not budge at all. My biggest pet peeve is makeup that rubs off on anything and everything I touch. To see how well it would fare, I purposefully skipped primer OR setting powder (which I usually use), and it fared well.
As you’ll notice in these comparison pix, the foundation didnâ€™t hold up quite as well in my oily t-zone as it did on the rest of my face, but this was without a setting powder. All things considered, I’d say SuperStay 24HR Makeup performed rather impressively.
This pic was taken around 10 a.m. First, I washed and moisturized, then waited about 8 minutes before applying the foundation.
This pic was taken about 12 hours later. The shots were taken in different lighting, which may make it difficult to see the differences, but my t-zone didnâ€™t hold up as well as the rest of my face. Without foundation, I normally have prominent dark circles and discoloration around my mouth (on the sides), but in this pic the only things really standing out are my tired eyes! My skin tone still looks fairly even, and I think my dark circles were kept under wraps.
The first thing I noticed applying SuperStay 24HR was how a little went a long way — always great when you get more bang for your buck. The coverage is buildable, but from a medium point. It’s definitely not a foundation for lighter coverage, and the matte finish has to be blended well to get a nice, even consistency.
Foundation Face-Off: SuperStay vs. Revlon Colorstay
I think they’re very comparable, but SuperStay has Revlon’s Colorstay Foundation beat when it comes to staying power.
My favorite thing about SuperStay is that it doesn’t make me feel like I’m wearing plaster — like something that has to be chiseled off my face. That’s how some types of long wear makeup products feel to me. No, it’s lightweight and feels natural once it sets, with the biggest downside being that it doesn’t come in enough shades.
There are only three options for darker skin tones, for example, which obviously can’t cover everything from olive to deep brown. I think Caramel worked well for me, which is great because I love this foundation.
In this economy, I’m all about fabulous finds for gals on a budget, and I have to say that Maybelline SuperStay 24 HR ranks very high on my scale of drugstore brand foundations. It’s definitely worth $10, and worth a shot if you haven’t given it a try. I have no doubt that by the end of a night out on the town with the girls, you’ll be completely impressed with the staying power of Maybelline SuperStay 24HR Makeup.